Money-Health Connection

Money Health Connection logo Research on health disparities has moved from describing disparate health outcomes across socioeconomic categories toward attempts to eliminate such disparities. Yet, it remains unclear exactly what aspects of material conditions are linked to specific health outcomes.

The purpose of the Money-Health Connection study is to develop a trans-disciplinary definition of financial well-being (FWB) and to develop an assessment tool to measure this construct. Money-Health Connection proposes to expand our conceptualization of socioeconomic status beyond the conventional measures of education, occupation, and income to include material, psychosocial, and behavioral aspects of individual socioeconomic circumstances to help elucidate the pathways between socioeconomic circumstances and cancer risk-related behaviors such as physical inactivity and smoking.

Funding source: National Cancer Institute

NIH project title: DEVELOPMENT OF A MEASURE OF FINANCIAL WELL-BEING: EXPANDING OUR NOTION OF SES (1R21CA158248-01A1).